Commodity prices remain high in capital

January 31, 2015

The prices of essential commodities including rice, lentil, meat and vegetables remained high on the city’s kitchen markets over the week as non-stop blockade called by the BNP-led alliance is taking toll on the transportation. The prices of rice remained high over the week as the market experienced a supply shortage due to the indefinite blockade enforced, traders said. The fine varieties of BR-28 rice were selling at Tk 46-Tk 48 a kg and the coarse varieties were selling at Tk 42-Tk 444 a kg on Friday.
The fine variety of miniket rice was selling at Tk 50-Tk 53 a kg while the coarse variety of miniket was retailing at Tk 47-Tk 48 a kg.
The fine variety of najirshail was selling at Tk 55-Tk 58 a kg and the coarse variety was retailing at Tk 46-Tk 52 a kg on the day.
The coarse variety of rice was retailing at Tk 32-Tk 37 a kg over the week.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 125 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 120 a kg.
The price of red lentil imported from Turkey and Canada was selling at Tk 90 a kg over the week.
The price of beef also remained high over the week and the item was retailing at Tk 320-Tk 340 a kg on the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
The broiler price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 125-Tk 135 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 480 a kg on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged.
Cauliflower and cabbage were retailing at Tk 25 a piece and Tk 20 a piece respectively, aubergine was selling at Tk 30-Tk 50 a kg, tomato at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg, cucumber at Tk 30 a kg, okra at Tk 110 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 40-Tk 60 a kg on the day.
Potato was selling at Tk 12-Tk 20 a kg on Friday.
Green chilli was selling at Tk 60 a kg over the week.
Bottled soya bean oil was selling at increased price.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-Tk 110 while a five-litre container was selling at Tk 510-Tk 535 in the city’s kitchen markets.
Unpacked soya bean oil was retailing at Tk 95-Tk 100 a litre while refined plum oil was selling at Tk 74-Tk 76 a litre on Friday.
Onion was selling at Tk 30-Tk 35 a kg while the imported onion was retailing at Tk 40 a kg on Friday.
The price of garlic also remained high and the imported variety was selling at Tk 100-Tk 110 a kg while the local item was retailing at Tk 90 a kg on Friday.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-Tk 300 a kg, katla at Tk 200-Tk 280 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-Tk 170 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-Tk 180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Sugar price remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 46-Tk 48 a kg on Friday.
The price of egg remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 28-Tk 30 a hali (four pieces) over the week.

-With New Age input

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